The Kansas City Chiefs have a center competition going on this summer between Eric Kush and second round pick Mitch Morse. The Chiefs have placed Kush in with the first team to start things out and Alex Smith says the transition from Rodney Hudson to Kush has been seamless to this point.
"I've had Kush here the last couple years," Alex said, via quotes from the Chiefs. "To be honest, it's been very, very seamless. Rodney is a heck of a player and is missed, and he moved on. To be honest it's been very, very seamless. I haven't really missed a beat. Kush has stepped in, he knows the offense, he knows what we're doing, really good communicator up here. He and I already have a really good rapport together."
Kush has been the backup center for two years so you would hope he has a good understanding of the offense. The center has plenty of responsibility in the offense so it's an important position to get right. This is only the second week of OTAs so the competition is far from done.
As we noted the other day, it's tough to evaluate offensive linemen during non-contact OTAs. Training camp is when we're going to get a better idea of how these linemen are doing. For now though, Kush is the top center.